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Get Away at Your Library - Teen Read Week™

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Teen Read Week™ is October 18-24, and the Jasper County Public Library is celebrating this national event with drawings for prizes and special programs, designed just for teens.

At DeMotte

  • Every young adult book checked out by  teens in grades 6-12, earns you an entry, and every young adult title on display in the library earns you two entries in the drawing. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the week.
  • Zentangle Craft, held all day in the Young Adult Room of the library, Monday, Oct. 19

  • Wii held all day in the Young Adult Room of the library, Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • How to Determine Your YA Destiny! Held all day in the Young Adult Room of the library, Friday, Oct. 23

At Wheatfield

  • Teens in grades 6-12 who check out young adult items during the week to receive a chance to enter their name in a drawing for a Barnes and Noble Gift Card, which will be awarded at the end of the week.
  • Save the date on Tuesday, October 20 at the Wheatfield Library, where, from 6-7 pm, local author, Alex Steinberg will be visiting teens and adults in attendance, discussing his newly published book, ‘Millennium.’ Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing by the author. Open to adults and teens in grades 6 and up, registration is required to attend. You may register online at or call 956-3774.

For more information about Teen Read Week and associated activities, visit or call the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881, the DeMotte Library at 987-2221 or the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774.

About Teen Read Week™

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW15

Visit your library this week to spotlight all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it.

An annual celebration, this year’s theme encourages libraries to help teens escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, part time jobs and so on by picking up something to read.